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Atrazine in Wisconsin

Atrazine is an endocrine-disrupting herbicide used on corn, sugarcane and sorghum; it is associated with adverse reproductive effects and toxicity to the immune system. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Wisconsin

40 water utilities reported detecting Atrazine in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Atrazine level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Ocean Spray Cranberry, Inc.
Tomah, WI
501 of 20.67 ppb
(0 to 1.33 ppb)
2Ballweg Implement
Waupun, WI
5514 of 150.52 ppb
(0 to 1.01 ppb)
3Lodi Waterworks
Lodi, WI
3,00613 of 150.47 ppb
(0 to 0.92 ppb)
4Kaltenberg Seed Farms Inc
Waunakee, WI
504 of 40.37 ppb
(0.32 to 0.42 ppb)
5Ellsworth Waterworks
Ellsworth, WI
2,8445 of 50.34 ppb
(0.24 to 0.5 ppb)
6Dane Waterworks
Dane, WI
95410 of 100.33 ppb
(0.2 to 0.6 ppb)
7Roberts Waterworks
Roberts, WI
1,3231 of 10.21 ppb
(0.21 ppb)
8Immanuel Apostolic Assembly & Chrstn Acdmy
Wisconsin Dells, WI
511 of 10.2 ppb
(0.2 ppb)
9Antigo Waterworks
Antigo, WI
8,67813 of 190.19 ppb
(0 to 0.7 ppb)
10Hilltop Court Mobile Homes
River Falls, WI
642 of 20.18 ppb
(0.16 to 0.2 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Atrazine

California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.0.15 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.3 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.700 ppb

Violation Summary for Atrazine in Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin